Bath Trams to host meeting on 12th June

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TramForward is very happy to support a forthcoming meeting to be held by Bath Trams on the topic of Trams for Bath, Radstock, Keynsham and Bristol.

The meeting will be addressed by Roger Harrison, formerly of Tramlink Nottingham, who will talk about how trams can be beneficial to Bath and its connections to Radstock and Bristol, including the very positive impact that trams have in cutting traffic (car drivers will not accept a bus as an alternative but they will accept a tram) and in regenerating the city’s commerce.

A key point he will cover is that whilst trams are expensive in first cost they have much lower running costs, so that, over the long term, the cost per passenger mile on appropriate routes is less than for a bus.

Roger Harrison was Chairman of Tramlink Nottingham Ltd., heading the private sector consortium which designed and built Phase 2 (two new lines) of the Nottingham trams and now operates and maintains the three line network. He is also a former President of the Light Rail Transit Association.

The meeting will be on 12th June 2019 at 7.30p.m. at the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institute,16-18 Queen Square, Bath, BA1 2HN. Tickets should be booked at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/trams-for-bath-radstock-keynsham-and-bristol-12th- june-730pm-bath-tickets-61511509581

Bath Trams website is at https://bathtrams.uk/

NOTES

1. The LRTA (http://www.lrta.org/) is the world’s leading organisation campaigning for better public transport in urban areas through light rail, tramway and metro systems and has been in existence for more than 80 years. It also supports the revitalisation of suburban and rural transport through the application of light rail and TramTrain technology.